Safety Alert Number 0708065

Vance Kitira Recalls Cinnamon Spice Candles Due to Fire Hazard

Release #07-240
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 646-6360
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Cinnamon Spice Candles
Units: About 2,000
Importer: Vance Kitira International, of Little Falls, N.J. Manufactured in: Thailand

Hazard: There are no instructions on the candle warning consumers to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick before lighting the candle. The cinnamon sticks can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a cinnamon stick igniting and causing a small fire contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled candle is 4-inches in diameter and 6-inches tall with a long wick that ties two cinnamon sticks to the top of the candle. The candle is brown and cream in color. The item number (CS406BR) and "CinnSpc Cndl 4x6 Brown $19.99," and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the label on the bottom of the candle.

Sold at: Department stores and candle retailers nationwide from May 2006 through June 2007 for about $20.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact the firm for instructions on how to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Vance Kitira at (800) 646-6360 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:

http://vancekitira.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07240.html